We propose a technique for determining the pair-correlation function of a quasi-homogeneous medium. The method uses the variation of the spatial-coherence properties of the incident beam to generate two separate volumes of coherence where the field is correlated. Using this specially prepared beam, we reconstruct experimentally the correlation function of a scattering potential by recording the scattered intensity in only one direction.
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(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering
Erwan Baleine and Aristide Dogariu, "Variable-coherence tomography for inverse scattering problems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 1917-1923 (2004)